Amazon Expands Prime Video’s Watch Party to Include Smart TVs and Streaming Boxes

By Jessica Lerner 

You can now watch a movie or a TV show with your friends remotely through Prime Video’s Watch Party function on smart TVs, streaming boxes like Roku and various gaming consoles, according to TechCrunch.

Prior to this extension, the feature was accessible on computers, Fire TV devices and the iOS and Android versions of the Prime Video app.

During the pandemic, the company launched Watch Party on Prime Video. Amazon used select Twitch streamers in the initial testing of the service. Fire TV devices were compatible with the Watch Party feature in 2021, allowing viewers to participate in group viewing events on a big screen.

“Prime Video Watch Party gives customers an immersive experience to share with friends, family and other Prime Video users. A host gets to kick off the party by sharing his or her party link allowing up to 100 people to join in on the fun and chat throughout the show or movie. Watch Party is bringing people together from the comfort of our own living room,” the company told TechCrunch in a statement.

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